How are we actually at week 7 right now??? I can’t believe this 90 day journey is going so fast and I can’t believe I haven’t wanted to just binge on ice cream, milkshakes, burgers, and go to an all you can eat buffet already! Every other diet I’ve been on has made me feel that way, which tells me that I am really in tune with my body, my mind, and my soul right now.
I am not hungry. My food FULFILLS me.
I am not frustrated. My challenges DRIVE ME to problem solve.
I am not obsessed. My careful analysis keeps me INFORMED.
I am not waiting for this to end. My journey has been NOURISHING.
Before we get to the week 7 weigh in, let’s talk about my fave non-scale victory of the week: I AM TRULY FEELIN’ MYSELF IN MY DANCE CLASSES!
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Today’s 👠 class required knee pads. (Last time I wore knee pads was in 6th grade for the volleyball team!) I seriously love sexy dance so much!!! I feel so confident and happy after!! And all the girls are so nice! We end up hanging and talking after for like 30 min! Such a wonderful community. I’m feeling like we NEED to do sexy Pilates. Who wants it!?!!?? BTW I’m wearing the Whimsy Slit Tank in blush from @popflex_active! #blogilates
But seriously though, who wants to try a sexy Pilates situation? Might be fun! Should I try to make a lil workout routine inspired by heels for YouTube? Comment and tell me! If there’s enough interest, I will start testing some routines out.
And for those of you wondering where my outfit is from, here are the deets:
I love the low back detail and how it allows your bra straps to come through. Plus it’s so flowy and fun to wear. I had never worn it with booty shorts before, but I am digging this look for dance class. Oh and it comes in black too in case blush doesn’t work with your skin tone!
You can also wear it tied up like this if you want more of a cinched waist look! The shirt is made with a super duper soft and stretchy jersey-like material called “tencel” – like, it’s so soft you can sleep in it. The selection of the fabric made our production cost go up significantly but I’m not here to make sup par products. I wanna make things I am proud of. You’ll def feel the quality when you slip it on!
WEEK 7 WEIGH-IN:
Here’s my 12 week game plan page in my Fit Journal, all filled in.
Only 5 more weeks to go! Who will I be by then!!?? Hopefully a more confident, happier, stronger, smarter version of who I am today!
Besides feelin’ myself during my dance classes, my other big accomplishment this week was BREAKING THROUGH MY PLATEAU. I wrote about it yesterday if you’re interested in seeing how I did that.
One thing I just can’t seem to get under control is going to bed earlier and eating earlier. My schedule has been NUTS like absolutely NUTS lately (we have so many projects going on – I mean, 100% due to my decisions) so I really need to get more help. It’s just hard finding the right people. This has been the hardest part of running a business and I am in no way an expert here.
Anyway here are my week 7 results!
In total, I have lost 10.2 lbs since 8/12! WHAT!!! It was a loss of 3 lbs this week, -0.6% body fat, and a gain of 0.3% muscle mass! I have not eaten nuts at all since I started measuring and weighing my food and turns out – I didn’t need them to stay full. This tells me that I was 100% eating emotionally and out of boredom.
Looks like I might be back on track to hit my goals by Nov 8. But, I do anticipate struggles and probably more plateaus. ANYTHING can happen in the next 5 weeks.
Overall, the most important thing is that I am enjoying this entire journey – like, GENUINELY – and I am so happy to be dancing again and blogging again :)
0% carbs, 0% fat, 100% protein
Collagen matcha drink! Yummy. My powder is almost out so I need to find another brand to try! The current brand is discontinued!!! :*(
15% carbs, 53% fat, 33% protein
I had some avocado, baked salmon seasoned with salt, pepper, and lemon atop a bed of cilantro lime cauliflower rice! Oh and SMOTHERED in sriracha of course! I love my sauces.
BETWEEN LUNCH & DINNER:
24% carbs, 50% fat, 26% protein
My POP Pilates Program Director Jules told me about this pizza that she’s been having on Keto and she said it was amazing! So I went on the Cali’flour foods site and bought myself 3 pizzas and a bunch of flatbreads. It wasn’t cheap (a 3 pack of pizzas is $40), but hey, my health is worth it! I’d much rather spend my $ trying new foods than buying luxury bags and shoes anyway. There’s a time and a place for splurging on fancy things (like my wedding!!! OMG our 1 year anniversary is this SUNDAY!!!!), but right now, I like buying cool new foods to experience!
I tried the Artisan Margherita first. A whole pizza has 490 cals, 16g carbs, 31g fat, and 37 g protein. That’s actually pretty amazing. For reference, a Dominos medium margherita pizza has 1400 calories, 160g carbs, 64g fat, and 56g protein. Now of course a Domino’s medium pizza is much larger than this pizza, but still. You get the idea.
So how did it taste?
Honestly, it wasn’t my favorite. It is VERY cheesy and salty. It tastes like I am eating cheese on cheese. There wasn’t really tomato sauce (if there was, I couldn’t taste it) and usually I like my pizzas dripping with tomato sauce. However, tomatoes add carbs, so I get why there were barely any. Overall, it wasn’t bad though. I am happy that I got to eat pizza! There are 2 more flavors to try, so maybe I will like those better!
Also had some kombucha! Need my healthy gut bacteria!!!
21% carbs, 51% fat, 28% protein
After dance class I came home and tried out my new cauliflower flatbreads. These are about $40 for 24 individuals.
I topped each flatbread with baked salmon, cherry tomatoes from my mini tomato plant, avocado and the cutest quail eggs ever!!! These were DELISH. I like the flatbreads way better than the pizza.
Have you ever eaten a quail egg? They are so delightful to look at. I mean, I like anything tiny!!! They taste exactly the same as a regular chicken egg, but just way more adorbs! You can get em at an Asian supermarket like Ranch 99.
Yesterday I came in at 1,358 calories and 19% carbs, 50% fat, and 31% protein. I do want to point out that since I am not doing crazy weight lifting and HIIT classes on days like these, my calories may seem lower, but they are good for the level of activity I am doing! There are no energy issues as of now, but I am closely monitoring how certain foods and macro percentages are affecting my performance and my mood, and will adjust accordingly.